A lot of praise has been put on the first live-action Wonder Woman film, which was confirmed earlier today. Both fans and critics loved the film, a first for the DC Extended Universe. And what’s more, the film has done spectacularly at the box office. So much so that it’s honestly had one of the best runs of any superhero film ever, Marvel, DC, or independent. But, the biggest praise of all may come from legendary writer Frank Miller.
He spoke with Deadline at San Diego Comic Con, and he revealed that he thought Wonder Woman was the “crown jewel” of all superhero films.
“This has been the best period for superhero movies we ever had. I mean there was that wonderful sunburst of the first Christopher Reeves Superman movie. That was just a ray of sunshine. We’ve had ups and downs over the years. Now look at what we’ve got. Wonder Woman is the crown jewel.”
“Without question. She is perfect,” Miller added as he lauded Jenkins’ cast and also touched on how the movie evolved and broke the perceived notion of the property being cheesy. “If I may, I think that was because of the old Lynda Carter TV show. That was a clunky old show, cute for its time and fun. But this movie managed to do everything right. The Israeli actress Gal Gadot, not only is she spectacularly beautiful but she’s heroic and she gets away with that costume. Having Chris Pine, the guy who used to be Captain Kirk, play Steve Trevor…he was impeccable in that role. Evil Nazis always work. I just thought they managed to have a real good rock ’em, sock ’em adventure movie with a genuine sense of mythology to it. The parts in Amazonia were breathtaking. Her mother, played by Connie Nielsen, she was just wonderful,” Miller stated.